A cozy stylish romantic hideaway in the heart of a Medieval village within easy travelling distance to Pisa, Lucca and Florence.
Casa Colomba offers Tuscan charm and character with stylish interiors and modern comforts - the perfect choice for honeymoons and romantic weekends Dine al fresco at a hilltop restaurant or sip an Aperol spritz in a village bar!
Delicious Pizza is just a walk away along with other amenities. hire a Fiat 500 and discover more both off and on the tourist trail.
A cozy, elegant and romantic hideaway awaits you in the heart of a charming Medieval village, ideally located for visiting Pisa, Lucca, Florence and the wider region of Tuscany.
Casa Colomba offers Tuscan charm and character, with its stylish interiors and modern comforts and is the perfect choice for honeymoons, romantic getaways and those who love to stay in a place with a sense of history!
A stay at Casa Colomba, means you may dine al fresco at a nearby hilltop restaurant and relax at a local bar with an Aperol Spritz or chilled Prosecco. Your-all-time-favourite pizza is just a walk away! Explore the surrounding areas of Tuscany both on and off the tourist trail by hiring a classic Fiat 500 or a Vespa scooter for two!
Casa Colomba is a spacious apartment located on the second floor of a three-story Medieval Tower house located in the heart of a Medieval village. It has preserved its original features such as a unique 12th Century tower that houses the romantic bedrooms, exposed stone walls, and beamed ceilings.
It also has an open and spacious living room with study/library area; a fully-furnished kitchen; a charming bathroom with shower, and an elegant loggia (room with large open recess) allowing you to have a perfect view of the surrounding hills and the countryside(URL HIDDEN)The interiors are a combination of traditional Tuscan pieces with contemporary fixtures and fittings to match your taste and ensure your comfort(URL HIDDEN)At the rear of the property there is a large garden with views over the Medieval towers and surrounding hills.
The WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL includes:
Guests staying for 2 night(URL HIDDEN)chilled bottle of Prosecco(URL HIDDEN)your own selection of tea, coffee, or fresh milk with sugar
Guests staying for at least 3 night(URL HIDDEN)chilled bottle of Prosecco(URL HIDDEN)local cheese, salami, pasta, pasta sauce, bread and fresh frui(URL HIDDEN)selection of tea, coffee, or fresh milk with sweet biscuits(URL HIDDEN)salt, pepper, and olive oil;
TOURIST INFORMATION AND MAPS
A selection of guides and maps will be provided to help you explore the local area.
APARTMENT DETAIL(URL HIDDEN)LIVING ROOM
An elegant and accommodating room with its exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. The living room is spacious with a library and study area. A sofa bed is also provided that can fit one adult guest or two children.
The romantic bedroom is housed in the 12th century tower. The double cast iron bed is a typical feature of the region, dressed in crisp bed linen, pillows and cushions. A wrought iron antique chandelier hangs from the beamed ceiling adding to the romantic Medieval ambiance.
The charming bathroom is situated off the living room. The bathroom has a showe cubicle , W.C, bidet, and with contemporary design and a combination of ceramic, glass, and a touch of chrome fitting. Hand soap and shower gel will also be provided.
LINEN AND TOWELS
All linen towels and adult bathrobes will be included in the rate(URL HIDDEN)
The stone built kitchen unit is very typical in Tuscan design and is combined with modern appliances suitable to those who prefer to cook at home. Some of the kitchen appliances are cooking hob, oven, fridge/ freezer, and toaster.
A small recess with doors located off the living room serves as the Utility Room. It has a functional washing machine, iron, and ironing board.
The south west facing garden can be accessed at the rear of the property. Approximately 200 metres away(URL HIDDEN)ACCESSIBILITY
The apartment is located on the second floor accessed by 34 stone steps. A Bannister/ handrail can be found on each side. The entrance to the apartment is through a door located on the street which is shared with the owners and then by a private door on the second floor. (We do not recommend the apartment to those who have difficulty in going up and down the stairs).
Accès des voyageurs
Access to the Tower house apartment situated on the 2nd floor is via 34 stone steps. There is a Bannister/handrail on each side.
The apartment is accessed first by a door at street level which is shared with the owners and then a private door situated on the 2nd floor
We do not recommend the apartment for those who have difficulty negotiating the stairs
We can acquaint you with licensed tour guides for both the cities of Pisa, Florence and beyond. In addition, we can introduce you to the local artisans and food producers.
Many of our guests have enjoyed cooking lessons, wine tasting and food tastings, and guided tours around Brunelleschi's Medieval fortress.
Horse riding can be enjoyed and bike hire is also available in the village with just a 15 minute walk away.
For beach lovers, if you like to spend days at the beach or coast, it can be reached just within a 30-minute drive.
The ground floor at Casa Colomba has recently been restored to it’s former Medieval glory with exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and a split level floor plan. The space is used to host our cooking lessons, and spontaneous get-togethers with our guests. In addition the space can be hired for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or a private dinner catered by our chef.
The property has a no smoking policy
Pets are allowed with the owners permission - please ask (Additional €30)
Guests are expected to treat the property, fixtures and fittings with respect.
A refundable damage deposit of 200 Euro is required for each rental period
Marie and Lorenzo, are the property owners, we live in our own private apartment on site and are always available should you need us.
We are also professional property managers and we look after other properties in the village.
We always meet and greet our guests, share our local knowledge and show you around the property.
Each of our guests receives our personally designed “pre - welcome pack” before arrival - the information pack has been designed to both enhance and plan your stay with us.
We have lived in the village for over 10 years and we are happy to share our local knowledge over glass or two of chilled prosecco either in the garden or Casa Colomba’s recently renovated ground floor.
We are connected with licensed tour guides for Pisa, Florence and beyond. We would love to introduce you to our local artisans and local food producers.
Many of our guests have enjoyed our cooking lessons, wine and food tastings, and guided tours around Brunelleschi’s Medieval Fortress. Bike Rentals is also available close by and Horseback riding can be enjoyed just a 15 walk away. If you like to spend your days in the beach, it can be reached in just a 30-minute drive.
Originally from the UK, I moved to Italy in 1999 and settled in the area of Tuscany with husband Lorenzo in 2001.
Lorenzo is originally from Turin and graduated in hotel management and catering - apart from helping with the day to day running of Casa Colomba and the other properties we manage he works in a nearby hotel.
I currently work with a leading British airline as part time cabin crew and I have been lucky enough to travel the world and stay in splendid hotels. Due to my training and experiences I have come to learn the needs of the traveler and how attentive customer service can enhance a guest's experience.
THE BIRTH OF CASA COLOMBA
It started with the purchase of a Medieval tower house in the centre of Vicopisano in 2007….
Then came the painstaking and loving restoration of each of its floors including the 12th Century tower room….
As with many historic restoration projects the budget ran out before the project was finished!…..
To inject some more income into the project, the top floor of our new home became an overnight vacation rental…..
We took some photos and posted our details on the web……
Within 24 hours we had received four enquiries and hence our journey began.
Our little village soon had a steady stream of visitors from overseas and both our guests and the locals were loving it….
Our guests loved the idea of staying in an historic building full of character as well as enjoying the authenticity of the local area..
Before we knew it the local residents where asking if they could open their homes to visitors and share with them the traditions of their village.
We liked the idea and since then we are now managing 10 properties throughout the village.
WHAT WE LIKE
Lorenzo and I both like socialising, good food, chilled prosecco, jazz and soul music, days at the beach, walks in the country, cooking and of course travelling. We don't tend to travel too far because we love Tuscany and Italy although we nearly always holiday in Greece.
We always say we have the best guests ever!.... and we really do mean that. We've met people form all over the world and everyone has a story. Of course we always respect our guests privacy but if you want to chat over a glass of Prosecco in the bar next door - we'll be there!
We love to socialise with our guests but unfortunately we don't always have the time.
We enjoying sharing our local knowledge and introducing you to the local artisans, food producers and characters.
see Casa Colomba page for an insight of how our guests enjoy a more authentic Tuscany filled with wonderful experiences.
I think it's got to be Aristotle's - Happiness depends on ourselves!